Terrorist hideout busted; large cache of arms recovered
Imphal, September 20: Army troops of the Red Horn Division under the Gajraj Corpcs carried out a Joint operation along with Assam Police, wherein a terrorist hideout was busted.
In a press statement released by PRO defence wing said, based on specific intelligence about presence of Hynnietrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) cadres, unit of the Red Horns Division & Police launched a series of operations at multiple locations in West Karbi Anglong District of Assam on September 18 and 19.
The apprehension of one cadre led to the other and finally five HNLC cadres were apprehended. The cadres also revealed the location of a hideout in jungle near the Assam-Meghalya border, where cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives were hidden, said the statement.
The joint operation team searched the jungle in the morning of September 18 and 19 and busted a hideout deep inside.
Huge cache comprising two G3 Rifles, one 303 Rifle(factory made), one 7.62 mm pistol (factory made), one single barrel gun (factory made), 10 Kg explosives, 40 detonators, 66 live rounds and other warlike stores were recovered.
The statement also said, two days back army troops from the same formation had conducted a similarly successful operation in the East Karbi Anglong district, where another terrorist hideout of Kuki Liberation Front had been busted and a senior functionary of the group was apprehended with arms and ammunition.
These sustained specific intelligence based people friendly operations against these terror groups have created fear amongst them and are appreciated by the peace loving citizens of the area who want succour from the illegal and unlawful violent activities of these banned outfits, added the statement.